Boris Johnson DENIES lying to the Queen over suspension of parliament


The Court of Sessions in Edinburgh has dominated that the PM’s suspension is ‘illegal’

Gemma Strong

Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen about the causes for the five-week suspension of parliament. It comes after the Court of Sessions in Edinburgh – Scotland’s highest civil court docket – dominated that the suspension is illegal. A panel of three judges present in favour of a cross-party group of politicians, who’re difficult the Prime Minister’s transfer. They dominated that Boris was trying to stop parliament holding the authorities to account forward of Brexit. But the PM has maintained that parliament has been prorogued so as to maintain a Queen’s Speech and set out his home agenda. The authorities has since lodged an attraction in opposition to the listening to, which will likely be heard at the Supreme Court subsequent week. Asked on Thursday whether or not he had lied to the monarch to get her permission to prorogue parliament, the PM answered: “Absolutely not.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied lying to the Queen

Boris spoke about the newest developments whereas visiting NLV Pharos, a lighthouse tender moored alongside HMS Belfast. He added: “The High Court in England plainly agrees with us but the Supreme Court will have to decide. We need a Queen’s Speech, we need to get on and do all sorts of things at a national level.”

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He added: “Parliament will have time both before and after that crucial summit on October 17 and 18 to talk about the Brexit deal. I’m very hopeful that we will get a deal, as I say, at that crucial summit. We’re working very hard – I’ve been around the European capitals talking to our friends. I think we can see the rough area of a landing space, of how you can do it – it will be tough, it will be hard, but I think we can get there.”

The pair will subsequent meet once more in October

The Queen met with Boris at Balmoral final Friday, when he arrived together with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds for the conventional September weekend go to. Her weekly viewers with the PM is presently on maintain whereas she is in Balmoral, however will resume once more in October when she returns to Buckingham Palace, shortly earlier than the state opening of Parliament. It will likely be then that they are going to meet once more for the first time since this week’s ruling.

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Buckingham Palace has not responded to the Court of Sessions’ determination so as to keep the Queen’s place above politics. But it stays true that she does closely depend on recommendation from her present prime minister. “If the Queen asks for formal advice from her prime minister, she’s constitutionally obliged to take it”, royal historian, Hugo Vickers, informed ITV.

“If she should happen, in one of the private audiences, to give him advice, he is not obliged to take it, which is actually rather a good distinction. Mind you, he’d do well to listen because she’s extremely wise and she’s been looking at state papers and dealing with these situations long than his entire life.”

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